Short Vowel Self-Checking Word and Picture CardsNo child should ever have to struggle, learning to read!
Most children learn and love to do picture puzzles early in life. Well, words are like little puzzles, too. They are made up of letters or special combinations of letters stuck together in a certain order and, when sounded piece-by-piece from left to right, we call that reading. So many children who struggle with reading don’t understand or aren’t systematically, intentionally, and intensely taught “phonics” beyond the very basics. They especially fail to see letter combinations (two or more letters that together have a predictable sound) as keys to unlocking word “puzzles!” When these letter-sound combinations are clearly taught and understood, reading soars, because over 95% of the English language is phonetic!
This completely unique, simple, and frustration-free approach provides intense, painless practice sounding out dozens of words with a targeted sound in easy, meaningful context. Directions are purposely kept simple, extra vocabulary and sight words are minimized, and no writing is required, to allow full concentration on learning to read. Kids love discovering the “silly” (or could not be true) sentences and the “clue” pages keep them actively mentally engaged. Plus, they look forward to patterning their page differently from anyone else’s with two or three of their own chosen colors. Perfect for emergent, dyslexic, autistic, remedial, ESL, and visually- or fine-motor-challenged children. Classroom tested for over 35 years, this is Phonics Practice Made Easy and Fun!
Short Vowels is one of eight segments teaching the major sounds and spellings of the English language. Each segment is also contained in a bundled version (Workbook A or Workbook B—Best Values!):
Here are links to other segments in this series:
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